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Spondylosis of the spine: What is it?

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due to excessive stress and sedentary work, modern people very often feel pain in the location of the spine, diseases of which there are myriad. Next, we'll talk about that .

Spondylosis is the disease of the spine, that is a growth of vertebral tissue in the form of projections, spikes. And this, in turn, leads to the fact that the lumen of the spinal canal decreases, in consequence of which injured the tendons, nerves and blood vessels close to the spine. Sometimes in the long course of this disease there is fusion of the vertebrae, which leads to additional symptoms.

Often, spondylosis develops after age 40. Representatives of the stronger sex have this disease three times more often in women. In 3/4 of all cases spondilez affects the cervical vertebrae.



depending on the locations of the pathological process, there are four types of spondylosis:

  • Common (affects two or bolshn portion of the spine);
  • Lumbar;
  • Breast;
  • Cervical.


the Main reasons for the development of this disease maybe a couple (often the patient has their combination). The main factors in the development of spondylosis include:

  • Age-related changes;
  • spinal Injuries (bruises, sprains, fractures, etc.);
  • the Deposition of calcium salts (metabolic disorders);
  • Curvature of spine (scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis);
  • a Sedentary lifestyle (overload of the spine - often static.


the main signs of this disease of the spine include:

  • the Limitation in the diseased spinal Department;
  • posture;
  • pain in the affected spinal unit.

If the affected spondylosis cervical spine, then the above symptoms join more, such as:

  • Dizziness different expressiveness;
  • Periodic headaches fuzzy localization
  • Noise in the ears;
  • impairment (decreased visual acuity, colored spots before my eyes floaters in front of eyes);
  • Jump in blood pressure.

If the affected spondylosis thoracic spine, the main symptoms include more, such as:

  • the Pain often one-sided;
  • the Stinging sensation behind the breastbone or in the region of the heart;
  • in addition, the spine still bother and brisket + ribs.

If the affected spondylosis lumbar spine, the main symptoms include more, such as:

  • Feeling “stone” or “cotton” of the feet;
  • a Shot in the buttock and leg (intermittent claudication);
  • Pain aggravated by prolonged standing or walking, and decreases directly when bending the back forward (in position “up”, lying, and standing).


in Order to diagnose spondylosis, the doctor applies not only to the palpation of the spine + collect complaints of the patient, and also such studies as:

  • x-rays;
  • MRT;
  • CT.


All therapeutic interventions in spondylosis can be divided into:

  1. surgical
  2. physiotherapy (massage, exercise therapy, electrophoresis with calcium fluoride and procaine, acupuncture, manual therapy, wearing orthopedic corset, shock wave therapy);
  3. medication (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, blockade of novocaine in the affected area of the spine).

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